During the time it takes to read this article two people will suffer a heart attack. According to the American Heart Association, heart disease strikes someone in the United States every 43 seconds and 735, 000 Americans have a heart attack every year. Of those, about 120,000 will die.
The traditional approach to cardiovascular research is incremental -- taking small steps that can hopefully combine to make big strides. This effort is being compared to the original attempt at putting men on the moon. Even if we don't get all the way to a cure, think of how many lives we can save and improve by getting close and solving only some of the existing problems.
Here is her amazing story, the tale of a young, healthy woman whose heart fell apart so drastically that she needed a new one... and got it, giving her a second chance at life and igniting a passion for helping others.
The author at age 26 sitting in Zazen Seiza style. This past August, at the age of 56, on the last day of my summer vacation, on the day after I ran...
Conventional wisdom tells us LDL cholesterol is bad and HDL cholesterol is good. A huge improvement from the days of "all cholesterol is bad," but still a far cry from adequate.
Science supports the fact that it's up to you, the community bystander, to be the difference between life and death in these situations, and here is how we know this...data!
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One Friday, she was in the gym with a client when Catherine said a "really, really funny feeling" overcame her. She feared that her face was becoming numb. She told the client the session was over so she could figure out what was happening.
The CPR you learn today could save the life of someone you love tomorrow. Please do all you can to help create more life savers so there are more lives saved.
If I could, I would travel back to Lankenau Hospital on October 2, 2004, when I was admitted for pre-term labor. I would request an electrocardiogram (ECG) to check my heart. They checked the flux capacitor before traveling through time.
At age 27, each could pass for the other. They are 5-foot-10, about 170 pounds, with dark hair and easy smiles. There are no scars or other giveaways to help tell them apart. Then there's the most important shared trait of all. Both their lives were saved by CPR.
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The one who sat next to me the first night, as my newborn was whisked away and a medical team swarmed like honeybees around him. The one who passed tissues, held my hand, rubbed my back. Without her, my tears and I would have been alone as I whispered fervent prayers for my son's life to be spared. A nurse did that.
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